"Faithful" is a short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Arthur V. Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.Faithful is a man's name and there are no love triangles in the film. Adonese (Arthur Johnson) is returning from a date when his car accidentally brushes against and knocks down a simple man by the name of Faithful (Mack Sennett). Adonese gives the man money and buys him a new suit. Faithful is very impressed and starts following... Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Arthur V. Johnson, Mack Sennett, Biograph Company, silent film, silent...
"Father Gets in the Game" is a short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of actress Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. An elderly gentleman gets snubbed by his family members when he wants to go out. He decides to get a make-over, which leads to dramatic consequences.Directed by D.W. GriffithCinematography by Billy... Topics: D.W. Griffith, Mack Sennett, Florence Lawrence, Billy Bitzer, silent film, silent movie stars, free...
"Fighting Blood" is a short Western directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring actress Florence La Badie, actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame."Fighting Blood" seems to be the film in which a 18 year old Robert Harron plays his first leading role.A Civil War veteran has settled in Dakota with his family. Every day he organizes "military" drills for his army, consisting of a dozen children from teenagers to toddlers. One... Topics: D.W. Griffith, Biograph Company, G.W. Bitzer, Robert Harron, Florence La Badie, silent film, silent...
Plot taken from IMDb: After rescuing the Police Commissioner's daughter from drowning, Fatty is rewarded with a position on the force, but soon finds that the job isn't all it's cracked up to be. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Plot taken from IMDb: 'Fatty' is looking forward to attending a formal occasion. But in order to go, he has to be properly dressed, and he encounters unexpected difficulties in getting himself ready. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place. Topics: thomas edison, faust and margueritte, early film
Felix Goes West (1924) is one of the popular Pat Sullivan cartoons starring the cleverest of Kats. It is already in the archive elsewhere, but I have brightened the picture and added music Topics: animation, Felix
Fighting Blood was directed by D W Griffith in 1911. It is one of his Buograph shorts, a rip roaring cowboy and Indian tale with lots of horses and gun play so I added plenty of exciting music and sound effects. Hope you can live with it. Enjoy. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Griffith, ab, silents
From Wikipedia: "This film was taken in Italy on April 24, 1909. It is the first time a motion picture was ever shot from a plane in flight. The footage shows what it was like to fly on one of the early Wright craft, with Wilbur at the helm. The clip opens with the launching, then the plane climbs, levels off, and passes over the flight grounds." Topics: wright brothers, aviation, planes, early films, wilbur wright
David Webster escapes from prison after 15 years, having been framed by Fletcher Burton, a prominent businessman. He hides out with Li Fang, a Chinese politician and former friend of Webster's. In order to move about the city undetected, he disguises himself as a cripple, dragging himself about on a pair of crutches. At a local mission, he meets his daughter, a young girl known as "The Angel Lady" because of her many kindly deeds and good works. She befriends the cripple, unaware of... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent Film, Lon Chaney, Public Domain, Chinatown, 1920's
From IMDb: In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life. Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, W. E. Lawrence, Jewel Carmen, Dorothy Haydel, George Beranger, and J. P. McCarty ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Adventure, Comedy
This is the greatest of all Austrlian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds. The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Australia, Silent Film, Epic, Marcus Clarke, Convicts, Wrongly Convicted, Doubles, Scandal
This is a really old Frankenstein movie made by the Edison corporation. It isn't a very good copy, but any copy is better than no copy. It was originally made in 1910 Topics: Silver Screen, Black and White movies, vintage movies, classic movies, Silent movies
This 1910 adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley and produced at the Edison Studios in New York. You can find out more about Frankenstein at A Passion For Horror. Topics: frankenstein, 1910, edison studios, Searle Dawley, mary shelley
This is a five minute short film from Georges Méliès. Like most of his films, Méliès himself appears in the movie--as the jester. He bounces about and tries to entertain the king. However, Francois appears bored by all this. But, when the jester brings out a pretty lady (in 1907 clothing, by the way), the king takes notice! Then, the jester goes about doing the usual Méliès stuff--magic (as he was a stage magician before turning to films).Sadly, the final portion of the film is degraded... Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Comedy